Actor Irrfan, who played the role of Pi Patel in Ang Lee's Life of Pi, is excited about the response the film has received. He calls it a great sign for the Indian film industry.
"(The) way our audience has absorbed and embraced the complexity and simplicity of Life Of Pi with such eagerness, it is a great sign for our film industry! Jai ho!" Irrfan tweeted.
"This new audience is going to hugely affect our filmmaking, we are going to see a diverse and dynamic film industry. Thanks to all film lovers," he added.
Life Of Pi, based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, features debutant Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan in prominent roles.
It narrates the tale of a boy who is adrift at sea in a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal tiger after his family is drowned in a shipwreck.